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Chicken in Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Pollo en crema chipotle is a rich, creamy, and spicy dish that's perfect for everyone. This chipotle cream chicken makes a great dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 509kcal


  • 2 chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • ¼ onion cut into thin slices
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Knorr Suiza chicken bouillon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup chipotle salsa or 2 chipotle peppers in Adobo
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Overhead photo of all the ingredients.
  • Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper.
    Chicken seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add the onion to the oil and sauté on medium low for 7 minutes till translucent and softened.
    Onions cooking in olive oil inside a sauté pan.
  • Add the garlic, bouillon, cream, chicken broth and chipotle salsa to a blender.
    arlic, bouillon, cream, chicken broth and chipotle salsa blended inside a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
    Ingredients are blended up.
  • Push the onions to the side of the pan and add the chicken. Cook the chicken over medium heat, for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. The need to be lightly golden on each side.
    Chicken placed inside the sauté pan.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan. Turn the heat down to medium low. Pour the sauce into the pan and simmer very low for 4 minutes. Watch closely so it doesn’t boil or the cream can curdle.
  • Add the chicken breasts back into the sauce and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Turn the chicken over after 2 minutes.
    Chicken breasts added back to the pan.
  • Serve immediately over rice or with a side salad, sprinkle the cilantro over the chicken when serving, if desired.
    Chicken in Chipotle Cream Sauce prepared and garnished with parsley.
  • Serve.
    Closeup photo of a spoonful of Chicken in Chipotle Cream Sauce.
  • Enjoy every bite!
    Closeup photo of a spoonful of Chicken in Chipotle Cream Sauce with rice.


If you like things a bit spicy, add more salsa.
You can shred the chicken and make tacos out of this dish.
This is also wonderful served over rice or mashed potatoes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 568mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg